2016 UNH McNair Scholars

Sherlee Alvarez

Sherlee Alvarez

University of New Hampshire

Major: Molecular, Cellular, and Biomedical Sciences
Mentor: Dr. Kevin Culligan
Research Title: Understanding the Role of Replication Protein A 1E in the Immune Response of Arabidopsis thaliana Against a Microbial Pathogen

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Yamilex Bencosme

Yamilex Bencosme

University of New Hampshire

Major: Sociology and Women's Studies
Mentor: Dr. Victoria Banyard
Research Title: On Our Way to Ending Sexual Violence: Engaging Bystanders and Building Awareness

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Lorena Cruz

Lorena Cruz

University of New Hampshire

Major: Spanish and International Affairs
Mentor: Dr. John Chaston
Research Title: “I basically Speak Arabic.” NOT!

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Marissa DeCaro

Marissa DeCaro

University of New Hampshire

Major: Communication Sciences and Disorders
Mentor: Dr. Robert Ross
Research Title: Examination of the relationship between resting state EEG neural oscillations and lexical semantic retrieval in mild traumatic brain injury

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Bryanna Dowcett

Bryanna Dowcett

University of New Hampshire

Major: Chemistry
Mentor: Dr. Marc Boudreau
Research Title: Synthesis and evaluation of carbapenem β-lactams containing bulky hydrophobic C-6 side chains as potential inhibitors of carbapenemases

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Beau Garcia

Beau Garcia

University of New Hampshire

Major: Zoology
Mentor: Dr. Matt Tarr
Research Title: Quantifying the reproductive success of a declining shrubland-obligate songbird,the prairie warbler (Setophaga discolor), breeding in an active gravel pit in southeasternNew Hampshire

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Alexandria Hidrovo

Alexandria Hidrovo

University of New Hampshire

Major: Environmental Engineering
Mentor: Dr. James Malley
Research Title: Applying MP UV Disinfection with Low Wavelength Monitoring to Achieve Sustainable Public Health Protection

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Cynthia Holler

Cynthia Holler

University of New Hampshire

Major: Neuroscience
Mentor: Dr. Brett Gibson
Research Title: An Investigation of Oscillatory Activity of Neurons Within Mediodorsal Nucleus During a Spatial Working Memory Task

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Salimah Hussein

Salimah Hussein

University of New Hampshire

Major: Bioengineering
Mentor: Dr. Kyung Jae Jeong
Research Title: Light-Triggered Differentiation of Human Neural Stem Cells to Neurons

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Moussa Siri

Moussa Siri

University of New Hampshire

Major: Environmental Sciences: Ecosystem, Natural Resource & Environment
Mentor: Dr. Wilfred Wolheim
Research Title: Effect of Land Use on Sediment Transport in Streams Draining Coastal Watersheds

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Rory Wilson

Rory Wilson

University of New Hampshire

Major: Philosophy
Mentor: Dr. Charlotte Witt
Research Title: The Significance of Recognition Explored through Pronouns and Trans Identities

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